A Little About Me
Hi, I’m Christine! I’m mom to three adult children, 2 daughters and 1 son. My oldest daughter lives in Idaho with her boyfriend, my middle son joined the Navy in June of 2018 and is currently serving in South Carolina, and my youngest daughter graduated high school in May of 2019 and is living in California. I’m married to an amazing man, who is my bestest friend in the world and is often referred to as “Mister” on these pages. We are a May-December couple, and are living life to the fullest. Mister is retired, and so we are able to spend all of our days together. We are now empty nesters and spend part of the year in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and the other part of the year in Salem, Oregon. We are so well-matched that being around each other 24/7/365 does not drive us crazy, rather, there is nowhere else we would rather be. How blessed is that?! Mister is also pretty handy at all things needing some handy-work and he has an amazing eye for pairing fabrics together. I use his consultation services often. It only costs me a Yankee Dime (as my Papa used to say)!
What Is This Website All About?
This is where I blog about all my sewing & stitching projects!
In May of 2012 I decided I wanted to make my daughter a graduation quilt. I wanted it to have squares with embroidered inspirational quotes. Since I can’t do anything without learning ALL about it, I figured I would make a test quilt to make sure I knew what I was doing. And that began my love affair with all the pretty fabrics and threads.
I promptly left the graduation quilt idea in the dust while I started making other quilts. Which led to making tote-bags, placemats, notebook covers, table runners, purses, and even a bag for my netbook. I did manage to complete the graduation quilt, with about a week or so to spare!
In April of 2014 I took up cross stitching. A hobby I never saw myself having an affinity towards. Then I realized there were some fantastic modern cross stitching patterns out there, and I was hooked! Through estate sales, thrift shopping, and recently being gifted with a friend’s stash, I have managed to amass enough embroidery floss and cross stitching aida fabric to ensure I will be cross stitching well into my 90’s. With enough stash left over to be passed down to my children and grandchildren.
I can’t seem to stop wanting to try a new quilting pattern, stitching pattern, and/or sewing pattern. Usually all at the same time. I’d describe myself a compulsive project starter, with at least 5 -10 projects in various stages of completion. That’s what this website is about… my wanting to Stitch ALL The Things and share that with everyone else. I also put out a weekly “Flosstube” Video on Youtube. Flosstube is a sub-community within Youtube where stitchers talk about all sorts of things! The main thing being stitching, of course, but so many of us are multi-craftual that we also talk about our other hobbies. I have a tendency to talk about what’s going on in our lives as well, because I like to talk. A lot. Apparently.
Thank you so much for stopping by my website and wanting to get to know a little more about me!
Update December 4, 2017: Due to life circumstances I will no longer be accepting commission work. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
5 thoughts on “About”
I was wondering how you feel about your Juki “Josie” now that you have had it for a few years. I’m considering buying one myself and would love thoughts from another person. There are not many bloggers using this machine, but it seems to tick all my boxes on paper. I like that I can add it to a frame in the future when my little guy is fledged.
the project bags for sale on your site. did you get permission to sell these from the pattern maker?
Yes, I have written permission from Annie Unrein to sell them, but why are YOU taking it upon yourself to ask me if I have permission?
Thank you for the CS journal pages. Can i ask you please what kind of system you use to hold them?
eg: file, spiral bound etc
Hi, Lucia! I use a 3-ring binder to hold them all.